Originally posted on 800recoveryhubblog:
When I do a search for the term “self-harm” most of the results I get are from United Kingdom websites. I don’ know why. I also notice that most of the results relate to young-people and self-harm. That makes sense, since it appears to affect more kids than adults. So what self-injury or self-harm?
Self-harm includes anything you do to intentionally injure yourself. Some of the more common ways include:
• cutting or severely scratching your skin
• burning or scalding yourself
• hitting yourself or banging your head
• punching things or throwing your body against walls and hard objects
• sticking objects into your skin
• intentionally preventing wounds from healing
• swallowing poisonous substances or inappropriate objects
Self-harm can also include less obvious ways of hurting yourself or putting yourself in danger, such as driving recklessly, binge drinking, taking too many drugs, and having unsafe sex.
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